InsideFlyer.com [English] United States InsideFlyer.uk [English] United Kingdom InsideFlyer.de [German] Germany InsideFlyer.no [Norwegian] Norway InsideFlyer.se [Swedish] Sweden InsideFlyer.dk [Danish] Denmark InsideFlyer.nl [Dutch] Benelux
Discussion in 'Travel Security' started by rwoman, Sep 10, 2011.
| Print Topic
CNBC: 10 Toys that Failed
I found #3 amusing....nothing like that airport security playset!
Can't believe they even had a airport security playset! :
Although I'm not sure 9/11 = failure.
I believe the 'Fail' reason is obvious - No realism. In an actual TSA screening, there would be a 3rd TSA Agent action figure stealing electronics from the French guy's suitcase. Additionally, the French guy is being waved through x-ray with his shoes on...
Clearly the manufacturer did not see the full potential of a TSO action figure line. In addition to the thieving TSO as described above, they also need to make:
1) Set of four "Hanging out" TSO figures: Includes one "standing here scratching my balls" figure, set of two "standing here sneakily scratching my balls through the holes in my pockets" figures, and one "I'm pretending to be a BDO but I'm really fantasizing about the provocatively dressed twenty-something blonde bending over to take her laptop out of her bag" figure.
2) Patdown clerk and passenger figurine set. Patdown clerk features excessively large fingers. Passenger figurine has proximity alarm on groin region and wee's onto the TSO when touched in that area.
3) Supervisors podium, staffed with four supervisor level TSO figures sitting down surfing the net. (Can be interchanged with "scratching my balls" figures for maximum flexibility.
It's missing the nude-o-scope...just like blackberry, these guys didn't keep up with innovations and sadly were left behind.
Being the total dork, I'll point out that playmobil is a german outfit. I haven't seen any NoS's in MUC or FRA, at least, so they have that going for them. Also, shoes stay on there. Also also, playmobil makes some great toys (my kids LOVE the zoo set), but this was just an ill-conceived toy. I certainly don't recall german screeners with guns!
Not lately, no.